1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Cuvée Des Jacobins Rouge - Brouwerij Bockor N.V.

Not Rated.
Cuvée Des Jacobins RougeCuvée Des Jacobins Rouge

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
96
world-class

1,805 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 1,805
Reviews: 372
rAvg: 4.33
pDev: 10.39%
Wants: 153
Gots: 182 | FT: 16
Brewed by:
Brouwerij Bockor N.V. visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Flanders Red Ale |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Todd on 06-28-2009)
View: Beers (14) |  Events
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Latest | High | Low | Top Raters
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Ratings: 1,805 | Reviews: 372 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by mikeyv35:
Photo of mikeyv35
mikeyv35

New York

4.75/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Date: 01/23/2012
Type: 11.2oz. Bottle
Vintage: Back Label Had 01, maybe 2001?
Glass: Ommegang Chalice

Pours a very wine-esque ruby red w/ brown mahoghany highlights, w/ a 1/2 finger white head that produces nice sticky lacing. Aromas of cherry, oak, Luden's cherry cough drops(medicinal), and funk. Taste starts off w/ face distorting tart/sour cherry and apple, which leads into oak and a touch of cocoa, and finishes w/ a funky twang. Medium bodied and lush. Great depth of flavors and finishes pretty dry.

Overall, this brew blew me away! Hands down the best Flanders Red I have ever had. Squashes Oude Tart! Also, just found out this brewery helped brew Ommegang Rouge, no wonder it is rated so high. Seek this brew out, it is the real deal.

Serving type: bottle

01-29-2012 18:56:53 | More by mikeyv35
More User Reviews:
Photo of joemetric
joemetric

Kansas

4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

07-10-2014 14:37:11 | More by joemetric
Photo of shelby415
shelby415

Oregon

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

07-10-2014 07:08:37 | More by shelby415
Photo of redfox405
redfox405

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

07-10-2014 06:47:14 | More by redfox405
Photo of MicroBeerMan1980
MicroBeerMan1980

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

07-10-2014 05:35:54 | More by MicroBeerMan1980
Photo of slipperysoup
slipperysoup

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

07-08-2014 21:43:51 | More by slipperysoup
Photo of Dirty_Island
Dirty_Island

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -30.7%

07-08-2014 20:02:20 | More by Dirty_Island
Photo of erbu
erbu

Belgium

4/5  rDev -7.6%

07-08-2014 13:08:48 | More by erbu
Photo of bastu
bastu

Tennessee

3.5/5  rDev -19.2%

07-08-2014 06:55:15 | More by bastu
Photo of ChicagoBeerMan12
ChicagoBeerMan12

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

07-08-2014 03:05:02 | More by ChicagoBeerMan12
Photo of MeisterSmudge
MeisterSmudge

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

07-08-2014 01:01:47 | More by MeisterSmudge
Photo of Taologic
Taologic

California

4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

07-07-2014 01:05:23 | More by Taologic
Photo of PG2G
PG2G

California

4/5  rDev -7.6%

07-06-2014 21:09:43 | More by PG2G
Photo of BrewStarr
BrewStarr

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

07-06-2014 16:22:50 | More by BrewStarr
Photo of KeyWestGator
KeyWestGator

Florida

4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

07-06-2014 04:58:43 | More by KeyWestGator
Photo of Gojira84
Gojira84


4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

07-06-2014 03:45:47 | More by Gojira84
Photo of Ben-4
Ben-4


4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

07-06-2014 03:29:19 | More by Ben-4
Photo of petermethot
petermethot

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

07-05-2014 18:22:01 | More by petermethot
Photo of Tayloraphilips
Tayloraphilips

Texas

4/5  rDev -7.6%

07-05-2014 03:35:34 | More by Tayloraphilips
Photo of matt2591
matt2591

Ohio

4/5  rDev -7.6%

07-05-2014 01:51:33 | More by matt2591
Photo of ThisWangsChung
ThisWangsChung

Maryland

4.44/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

11.2 oz bottle into a wine glass.

A: Pours a dark ruby color. The head is about a finger high, with a khaki shade. Retention is shocking for a sour ale (read: it's only pretty good), and there's even some lacing left behind!

S: Oh, that's tart - just the way I like 'em. I'm really picking up a defined note of apple cider vinegar (which tells me it's an acetic-derived sourness). And yet, the cherry esters and caramel malt backbone still appears well. Now that I notice it, I'm picking up a strong oak barrel note also. This beer is the definition of controlled insanity: everything is nicely defined, in your face, and well balanced all at the same time.

T: This is EXACTLY what I want from a good Flemish sour. It starts with a ton of balsamic vinegar. It calms down just enough post mid-taste to reveal strong tones of cherry and apple cider. The oak barrel is nicely soft throughout. I don't think I've ever encountered such a perfect blend of tartness and sweet cherries in my life - not even Rodenbach Grand Cru brings both elements so well (and I LOVE LOVE LOVE Rodenbach Grand Cru).

M: This is deliciously puckering. The back end brings a touch of fruity sweetness to perfectly balance the massive tartness. It's not super drinkable, it's just ridiculously easy to savor. Carbonation is actually rather soft for the style.

O: What better way to celebrate Independence Day than with a beer from the country that brought you French Fries and knocking USA out of the 2014 World Cup? I could just savor this all day. Naturally, I need more of this in my life, right now in fact.

Serving type: bottle

07-04-2014 19:13:06 | More by ThisWangsChung
Photo of ElJosharino
ElJosharino

Nebraska

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

07-04-2014 18:18:13 | More by ElJosharino
Photo of bsideone
bsideone

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

07-04-2014 15:21:40 | More by bsideone
Photo of woodchip
woodchip

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

07-03-2014 22:36:21 | More by woodchip
Photo of cp45
cp45

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -7.6%

07-03-2014 21:03:27 | More by cp45
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Cuvée Des Jacobins Rouge from Brouwerij Bockor N.V.
96 out of 100 based on 1,805 ratings.